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has been holding meetings in his office in langley, virginia. as we reported earlier, key fbi team members from their rescue efforts and anti-coordinating terror team were stranded in monterey, california, where they were on a secret exercise, military exercise. >> right. >> against exactly this kind ofn event. >> andrea, let me interrupt for a second. can you tell us any more reports of a car bomb exploding outside the state department? >> reporter: i do not have coirmation of that. they did evacuate the state department, but we do not have confirmation at this moment about a car bomb outside the state department. >> andrea, thanks. i'm sorry to interrupt, but we're going to go back to jim miklaszewski at the pentagon. mik? >> reporter: i've got my eyes peeled here, katie. i don't see anything. but security forces in the area have just blared out over their loudspeakers to any pedestrians who are anywhere near the to take cover immediately. there was, as i said, earlier, an indication that another plane may have been hijacked and headed in this general direction. so far all we see
of a nuclear attack in the past in the mountains of virginia not t far from washington by helicopter ride. any indication that the president may have to go to one of those facilities? >> reporter: we have not yet heard that, tom. i asked that question and the response was we're not going there, meaning responding to my question, not necessarily traveling there. but they obviously are on the highest state of alert. they understand the magnitude of this. they understand that the american people now are going to be waiting and watching for a response from washington, other than what the president gave in florida. as you might expect, even our most sophisticated communications 2001 era, it is stl extremely difficult trying to get any nds of information. the cell phones are down. many of the hard lines are down. but i've been assured by peoplo at the white house and at the pentagon that, in fact, they are in touch with each other and have the situation as under control best they can. but like all of us, they simply don't know yet who did this. >> tim, you talked about porter goss. obviously, the ca
, the focus returns to remembering the victims. ceremonies in new york, virginia and pennsylvania pay tribute to the 2,752 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes and attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan, 9/11 families gather at zuccotti park, adjacent toground zero. throughout the morning, as has become tradition, victims of moments l be read and of silence will be marked when each plane hit and each tower fell. at the pentagon, president obama delivers remarks and participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial site. and in shanksville, pennsylvania, where united flight 93 crashed, first lady michelle obama, along with former first lady, laura bush, attend a ceremony to honor the passengers who foughback. meanwhile, plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the centerpiece, one world trade center, is expected to be completed by 2013. but with each construction step forward,here remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the ground zero rubble were permanently installed this week at the entrance of the national september 11th memorial
. ceremonies in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania are paying tribute to the 2,752 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes and attacked the u.s. lower man families gathered at zuccotti park adjacent to ground zero. >> carl francis. >> chael a. -- >> reporter: as has now become tradition the names of victims were read one by one. the pain and emotions of that day still difficult to revisit nine years later. four moments of silence marked the times each plane hit and each tower fell. vice preside joe biden and his wife dr. jill biden attended the fremony, along with city and state leaders and first responders. and again,in ceremonies continu here in new york and will throughout the day along side some of those rallies that will also be protesting the islamic center. tonight, alex, a tribute in light returns, another tradition. two beams of light illuminating the sky and symbolizing where towers once stood. >> a wonderful traditn that is ry poignant. many people look forward to it every year. as is the peeling of the bells behind you trthere. that is trinity churchr
the victims. ceremoes in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania pay tribute to the 2,760 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes and attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan, 9/11 families gather at zuccotti park adjacent to ground zero. throughout the morning as has now become tradition, theim nam of victims will be read and four moments of silence will mark the times each plane hit and each tower fell. the vice president joe biden is attending the ceremony along with city and state leaders and first responders. at the pentagon, president obama delivers remarks and participates ina wreath laying ceremony at the morial site. and in shanksville, pennsylvania, where united flight 93 crashed, first lady michelle obama along with first lady laura bush attend a ceremony to honor the passengers who fought back. meanwhile, plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the center piece, one world trade center is expected to be completed by 2013. but with each construction step forward, this remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the ground zero rubble were
as their fifth amendment rights to due process. judge virginia phillips also said she would issue an injunction to keep the government from enforcing what she ruled as a due process denying free speech-violating policy. the justice department has not yet said whether it will appeal the judge's decision. the justice department spokesman did say that lawyers are reviewing the ruling. as for the commander in chief, well, he didn't have to say anything about it today. president obama was not asked a single question about the ruling at today's press conference. which, frankly, i thought was weird. but the justice department may have for its part already tipped its cards a little bit on this issue. the justice department mounted a really, really, really bad defense in this case. so bad as to be almost nonexistent. we learned this today not from the justice department, but from are judge phillips in her 85-page decision. she noted on page 20 of that decision, quote, apart from the act itself and its legislative history, defendants, meaning the government, admitted to evidence, and produced no witnesse
in virginia, watching it in dibelief. now it feels a bit like de ja vu. >> keep in mind that injured 1,00and the explosion happened in the garage in the basement. this was a direct hit on the dsection or upper section of the tower. potential for injuries and death much higher, plus the people on the planes. >> yes, if ey were hijacked and en route to another rr destination. b kerr joins us now. wherare you and what can you tell us? >> katie, goe morningt. i'm on the north lawnus at the white hoe. first thing weigooked for here in light of what's happened is whether there is any unusual activity outhere, whether there's an unusual police or seet service presence, people on the roof, that sort of thing. we don't see that as we speak. i did try to callhe the nationa security office here. as you know, the president is out of town. he is in florida. we're told he has been informed of this. i can tell you that the white house national security staff that remains here is in a senior-level meeting and we are hoping to hear from them as sn as postsible. but, katie, the reaction here to the pictures
of republicans. in a moment, lieutenant dan choi. virginia phillips ruling the policy of banning openly gay men and women from serving in the military has a, quote, direct and deleterious effect on the armed services. phillips declaring don't ask, don't tell is unconstitutional because it violates first and fifth amendment rights, and offers no military benefit. among those discharged were many with critically needed skills. according to the government's own data, many of those discharged pursuant to the act had education training or specialization in so-called critical skills, including arabic, chinese flun see. military intelligence, weapons development and medicine. the suit was first filed in 2004 by the republicans, a gay and lesbian advocacy group. it will not effect policy immediately. the judge will first draft an injunction over the next week. the justice department can appeal the decision. a spokesman telling the ap, it's currently being reviewed by attorneys. for his part, president obama who campaigned on the repeal of don't ask, don't tell has left it up to congress to overturn the
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